- Nearly 130 million euros of investment in the site
- Laying of the foundation stone on January 20, 2022 in the presence of personalities from politics and the economy
- For MAN CEO Alexander Vlaskamp: “The expansion of the Krakow site represents a further step in our transformation. »
- Start of production in the expanded area planned for September 2022
MAN Truck & Bus is accelerating its transformation and starting to expand the Krakow site in Poland. The foundation stone was laid on January 20, 2022. MAN is investing around 130 million euros in expanding the production site. This is to be enlarged by around a third of its surface and fitted out as a volume compensation site for trucks by September 2022. Eventually, nearly 300 vehicles and cabins on a three-shift operation will be able to leave the chains. of production. In order to ensure the sustainable management of the site, a new source of energy will ensure its carbon neutrality.
“The expansion of the site is an essential step in our transformation. Transformations in our production network make us more competitive in these demanding times. In Krakow, we have created an extremely flexible site with great variability that allows us to produce light and heavy vehicles on one line,” said MAN CEO Alexander Vlaskamp.
The capacities of the Krakow site will be multiplied by three following this transformation. The expansion of the site will also triple the number of employees. We are thus creating nearly 1,500 additional jobs on the Polish site. The surface of the enlarged site will amount to nearly 41 hectares compared to 24 hectares previously.
“Krakow will become a highly efficient location and will play an even more important role as a volume compensation location in the future. Almost three quarters of all MAN trucks and truck cabs will be assembled there. In addition, the Krakow site will also host the “Truck modification” area where we adapt our trucks to the individual requirements of our customers”said MAN production manager Michael Kobriger.
The expansion involves the construction of a hall of approximately 26,000 m2 for the production of cabins and a hall of 10,000 m2 for the Truck Modification Center. MAN is thus in a position to offer its complete range of trucks in high quality with the site in Krakow and the main site in Munich, which needs space for the mixed production of conventional energy trucks and electric trucks. The sites in Krakow and Munich will thus become a powerful duo of partners in the truck production network.
MAN Truck & Bus press release.